What does literacy mean for those of us who create the web? In the first of this three-part series, interaction designer Andrew Maier looks at the political affordances of the web and the way in which cadence affects the work we do.
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Does maximizing sales come at the expense of a positive user experience? Paul Brooks explains the benefits of focusing on the user goals instead of merely the business objectives, and shows us how to choose good UX instead of dark patterns.
How might a team of researchers stay in sync? In the second of this two-part interview series, user researcher Steve Portigal asks Maish Nichani to pull back the curtain, so-to-speak, on the inter-workings of his consultancy, PebbleRoad.
What aspects of user research are most commonly overlooked? In the first of this two-part interview series, user researcher Maish Nichani asks Steve Portigal to share some of the highlights he’s learned from his years of study.
A few weeks ago, content strategist Marli Mesibov interviewed two speakers in preparation for Confab 2013. Now, in the wake of the conference, she reflects on particularly memorable talks, speakers, and lessons learned.
UX Designers frequently help customers determine how their products resonate with end-users, but what about designers themselves? UX designer Jenny Grinblo explains how she applied the Business Model Canvas to lend style to her professional swagger.
More commonly used for brainstorming, list-making, summarizing a topic or learning new information, mind maps enable association-based thinking in a non-linear way. Jenny Grinblo shows us how to use them on our product teams to a strategic end.
Organizations shouldn’t seek out “do it all” designers; they should find team players. Fabricio suggests that the best of us leave our desks and involve the rest of the team throughout a project’s lifecycle.
Learning is an essential skill for any knowledge worker and, increasingly, we’re all knowledge workers. Andrew Maier explains how UX designers can facilitate learning, brainstorming, perspective, and momentum within their teams.